Castleton University

Castleton, VT 05735

Located in Castleton, Vermont, Castleton University is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 2,116 and 2,017 students were accepted.

Castleton University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $10,248 and fees $1,066. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $25,656 and $1,066 respectively.


Campus LocaleTown: Distant
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. RN to BSN

    Castleton State College Associate's Degree program is approved by the Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The School Currently Offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate in Science in Nursing.

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a Dual Degree Nursing Program. Fourth-year students graduate at the end of year three with an associate degree; sit for the NLEX-RN licensing exam, and continue to complete the baccalaureate degree as registered nurses.

    Admission Requirements

    1. Combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores of 1000 or above.
    2. Graduation from high school in the upper quarter of class.
    3. Evaluation of prior post-secondary course work.
    4. Interview with a faculty member from the nursing department

    The Associate in Science in Nursing is a 2 year program and approved by e Vermont State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). And the Admission requirements are the same for this program.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Each student should refer to the state in which she/he plans to take the NCLEX-RN examination upon graduation for specific requirements. State Boards of Nursing have the sole authority to grant graduates the opportunity to take the NCLEX-RN examination

  3. BSN

    The Castleton State College nursing program offers two BSN tracks: a four year baccalaureate degree program and an RN to BSN transition program for Registered Nurses who already have an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree or a Nursing Diploma.

    The BSN program is intended to equip students to meet the demands of a career in nursing. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses to be a licensed Registered Nurse.

    Admission Requirements:

    • High School Diploma
    • Class standing in the upper quarter
    • Official transcripts for high school and college level coursework
    • Combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores
    • Evaluation of college level coursework completed in the past
    • Interview

    Candidates for the RN to BSN transition program are required to have a current and unencumbered Registered Nurse license from the state of Vermont as well as transcripts for all prerequisite courses.

    RN to BSN candidates will be evaluated on an individual basis and the time and number of previously completed credits may vary from candidate to candidate. All licensed Registered Nurses accepted into the transition program will be awarded 34 credits towards the completion of the BSN degree.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 93
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 18

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Castleton University

Vermont Technical College - Bennington Campus
36.69 miles away
Vermont Technical College
36.73 miles away
SUNY Empire State College
47.33 miles away
Vermont Technical College - Williston Campus
58.37 miles away
University of Vermont
60.16 miles away
Keene State College
65.3 miles away
Plymouth State University
75.12 miles away
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
76.11 miles away
Granite State College
87.78 miles away
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
90.62 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
07/01/1960 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading430 to 528
SAT: Math430 to 540
SAT: Writing410 to 510
ACT Composite17 to 24
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$11,363
30k to 48k$13,991
48k to 75k$17,799
75k to 110k$19,090
Over 110k$20,745
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $471.00 $1,113.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $583.00 $833.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Vermont state board of nursing
Castleton University
62 Alumni Dr
Castleton, VT 05735

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